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Gone Fishing For Business Lands Cloud Net

  
  
  
  

Cloud Net's latest partnership is with Gone Fishing For Business.Gone Fisihing For Business Logi It offers their members the chance to have communications as professional as large companies whilst remaining local and friendly.

Gone Fishing 4 Business is a business networking organisation. It was launched in January 2008 by Chris Towe, formerly Divisional Director of the Burton & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to give the opportunity for businesses in the area to network on a regular basis. There are currently 5 meetings in Derby, Burton on Trent, Uttoxeter, Swadlincote and Walsall. There are over 200 member companies.

Gone Fishing 4 Business members are always looking for cost savings, flexibility, good service and ways to improve their green credentials. Cloud Net delivers on all these fronts and with free calls within the Cloud Net Network this is a good step to accelerating cooperation and networking between members.

Gone Fishing Meeting

The recession has put additional pressures on businesses to review their operations and question their use of resources. Every pound spent has to work harder for businesses and all communication channels must deliver more for less.

Gone Fishing 4 Business wants to for support local business with best of breed services and resources and the new partnership with Cloud Net helps ensure their members are at the leading edge of telecoms technology and services.

"Like other technologies, telecommunications are advancing on a daily basis, with established providers straining to keep up. Our phone systems operate through high speed voice optimised broadband connections, and we are at the leading edge of this technology" said David Hill, Cloud Net's Chairman.

"Companies want a contact number for life wherever they are based, lower costs and the ability to operate with as many people or branches as they want, without massive operational change or cost. This is where the new generation of telecoms we offer really helps."

With free hardware, free set up and a far cheaper line rental arrangement than is offered by other telecommunications companies, Cloud Net allows Gone Fishing For Business members to save on telecoms costs, allowing them to invest their savings in making the business more productive. And it is this approach to telecoms solutions that work with the increasingly mobile and flexible needs of a modern business, rather than one that rigidly dictates the way in which it works, that has most excited Gone Fishing For Business.

Gone Fishing For Business will be working closely with Cloud Net over the coming months to ensure that members are kept right up to date with the partnership and the benefits it can provide for them. Those wishing to find out more about the many benefits, features and functions can simply visit them at www.cloudnetuk.com for more details.

For more information about Cloud Net or their new alliance with Gone Fishing For Business contact Cloud Net's local account manager, Danielle Cochrane.

 

VoIP to Clean Up – Says Market Research Company

  
  
  
  

VoIP Cleans Up In 2010VoIP has been  identified as the best performing industry for the next decade and is poised to clean up the competition. US research company IBISWorld has produced 2 very recent reports in the highlighting the VoIP industry and it's spectacular growth. The headline figure is that the industry has multiplied in size 1,790 times since it's inception in 2002. This dwarfs all other industry growth including search engines which have only (only!) multiplied 16 times in the same period.

IBISWorld say that the VoIP industry is characterised "by strong revenue increases which are expected to continue into the future. The proliferation of VoIP has been in offering a cheaper alternative to traditional wireline and wireless services, and is the primary reason for why subscriber and revenue growth has been strong."

Cloud Net, the friendly professional VoIP company based in Walsall has identified the same trends in the UK and is working towards delivering this kind of growth and  success in the UK.

Managing Director of Cloud Net, Charles Chance said, "It would be a tragedy if the VoIP explosion that is happening was totally dominated by US based companies. We have the technology, the know how and the wherewithal to make this a UK based success story and we fully intend to."

Charles continued, "The benefits of business VoIP lie behind the astronomical growth of the industry. In summary these are:

  • Making professional high quality telephone systems affordable for everyone
  • Cutting down the cost of communication, making it free in many aspects
  • Geographical location becomes unimportant - any area code can be associated with any phone
  • Complete integration with other technologies making unified communications a low cost deliverable
  • The most advanced feature set on the planet."

IBISWorld  produced the following table:

Best Performing Industries In The Coming Decade (2010-2019)

Rank

Best Performing

Growth

1

Voice Over Internet Protocol Providers (VoIP)

149.6%

2

Retirement & Pension Plans

133.7%

3

Biotechnology

127.6%

4

eCommerce & Online Auctions

124.7%

5

Environmental Consulting

120.3%

6

Video Games

112.9%

7

Trusts & Estates

105.7%

8

Search Engines

100.9%

9

Recycling Facilities

80.9%

10

Land Development

72.7%

And by comparison it has also shown the worst performing industries for the next decade:

Worst Performing Industries In The Coming Decade (2010-2019)

Rank

Worst Performing

Growth

1

Wired Telecommunications Carriers

-52.0%

2

Tank & Armored Vehicle Manufacturing

-51.9%

3

Vacuum, Fan & Small Household Appliance Manufacturing

-34.4%

4

DVD, Game & Video Rental

-32.8%

5

Photofinishing

-31.5%

6

Lighting & Bulb Manufacturing

-26.8%

7

Telecommunications Resellers

-26.4%

8

Laminated Plastics Manufacturing

-25.3%

9

Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing

-24.6%

10

Wire & Spring Manufacturing

-24.5%

In the other report IBISWorld indicate the following key industry statistics for VoIP 2009:

  • US Industry revenue $9,216 M
  • US Revenue growth 24.2% per annum
  • US Number of Enterprises 1,520

Whist UK trends follow the Amercian experience voulmes are much lower. This is creating the opportunity for UK based companies.

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Details of the reports are here http://www.ibisworld.com/pressrelease/pressrelease.aspx?prid=210 and here http://www.ibisworld.com/industry/default.aspx?indid=1269

Switching To Hosted VoIP Improves Service and Saves Money

  
  
  
  
Southern Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SSCCI) has teamed up with Cloud Net, to offer members a recession-busting telecoms package.

South Staffordshire Chamber  Magazine 

Businesses in the region are being offered a state of the art internet telephone system from just £6.50 a month, with a free internet-based switchboard, free internet phones, free local calls and a host of advanced call features included as standard. Cloud Net is a VOIP provider, which means that users make calls over the internet, via an internet-based switchboard called a PBX. Unlike other providers, Cloud Net operates its own network, so quality of service is guaranteed. Support is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week from friendly staff at the company's West Midlands headquarters.

The exclusive package for SSCCI members gives local companies an important competitive advantage and will help them to drive up service standards, as Cloud Net Chairman, David Hill explains:

"0845 numbers and costly call diverting can be detrimental to good customer relations, yet many businesses still use these services. It may be a cliché, but customers want to feel as though their call is important and they don't want to be charged a premium rate to contact you. Customers want the reassurance of phoning a landline number, rather than a mobile number, and they want to be able to talk to you when it suits them, rather than when it suits you. They respond favourably to being addressed by name when you pick up the phone and, if they can't talk to you direct, they want to hear a human voice, rather than a computer-generated message. Normally, features like call forwarding, conferencing, caller identification, voicemail and ring back are costly. By switching over to Cloud Net, you will receive these features at no additional cost to your business. And that is on top of free local calls, free handsets and a low monthly subscription charge."

The system that has been developed by Cloud Net offers considerable cost-savings on phone bills - typically around 40%. Calls are charged by the second rather than by the minute and they are significantly cheaper than other networks. All calls to South Staffordshire dialling codes are free.

David is in no doubt about the difference this system could make to local businesses:

"The impact on a company's bottom line of changing over to Cloud Net is easy to measure. The average business landline makes 293 calls per month, of which two thirds are landline calls. Across the West Midlands, for example, there are 801,000 business fixed lines, with the cost of calls amounting to around £246m. A Cloud Net phone costs £6.50 a month, compared to an average of £13.96 so, if everyone in the West Midlands swapped over to Cloud Net, businesses in the region would save £148m a year. That's before you take into account any savings on calls. Less easy to measure, but no less significant, is the impact of a more professional telephone system on customer service. In today's tough business environment, this is an important advantage - and one that South Staffordshire businesses can now enjoy for free."

For ore information, visit www.cloudnetuk.com/sscci or call 01922 213333 and quote SSCCI offer.

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Cloud Net gets WiRE'D

  
  
  
  
 

Cloud Net's latest partnership is with Women In Rural Enterprise (WiRE). It  offers their members the chance to have communications as professional as large companies whilst remaining local and friendly.
Working in a field
WiRE supports women in rural business by offering members a package of practical business services and Cloud Net's internet based telephone service fits right into that slot.

WiRE members are always looking for cost savings, flexibility, good service and ways to improve their green credentials. Cloud Net delivers on all these fronts and with free calls within the Cloud Net Network this is a good step to accelerating cooperation and networking between members.

The recession has put additional pressures on businesses to review their operations and question their use of resources. Every pound spent has to work harder for businesses and all communication channels must deliver more for less.

WiRE has a commitment for supporting business with best of breed services and resources and the new partnership with Cloud Net helps ensure their members are at the leading edge of telecoms technology and services.

"Like other technologies, telecommunications are advancing on a daily basis, with established providers straining to keep up. Our phone systems operate through high speed voice optimised broadband connections, and we are at the leading edge of this technology" said David Hill, Cloud Net's Chairman.

"Companies want a contact number for life wherever they are based, lower costs and the ability to operate with as many people or branches as they want, without massive operational change or cost. This is where the new generation of telecoms we offer really helps."

With free hardware, free set up and a far cheaper line rental arrangement than is offered by other telecommunications companies, Cloud Net allows WiRE members to save on telecoms costs, allowing them to invest their savings in making the business more productive. And it is this approach to telecoms solutions that work with the increasingly mobile and flexible needs of a modern business, rather than one that rigidly dictates the way in which it works, that has most excited WiRE.

WiRE will be working closely with Cloud Net over the coming months to ensure that members are kept right up to date with the partnership and the benefits it can provide for them. Those wishing to find out more about the many benefits, features and functions can simply visit them at www.cloudnetuk.com for more details.

For more information about Cloud Net or their new alliance with WiRE contact Cloud Net's local account manager, Danielle Cochrane

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